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County survey on highways, parks available online

Published 11:28am Friday, November 23, 2012

Otter Tail County spends tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars each year maintaining and improving highways and parks, and from now through the middle of December, the county is seek-

ing feedback from area residents.




A survey is open at where all are welcome to provide opinions on how Otter Tail County is doing when it comes to the condition of county highways and parks.

“It’s not a complicated survey, and it will take about five minutes,” said Otter Tail County Public Works Director and county engineer Rick West. “It should give us a gauge of what the public thinks.”

The purpose of the survey is not to seek input on any specific area of interest. Instead, the survey should help the county understand what the public thinks of a wide range of areas that may or may not need to be improved. Based on the answers received, a few more specific and focused surveys might be offered in the future, West said.

What county employees think is “average condition” for a highway might not be the same as what the public views as average. This survey is a way to figure out where the public stands on these issues, he said.

“I would encourage everyone to take part in it because it’s a way for us as the county to hear (area residents’) opinions,” West said.

The survey will be open from now until Dec. 12. It can be found at

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